Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Operation:87! Not Mathematically Eliminated Yet!

Operation: 87! churns along like a motorized Wal Mart cart straining under the weight of a fat woman.

  • Nationals: 77 wins (10-2 for 87)
    Home Versus the lowly Giants

  • Astros: 81 wins (6-6 for 87)
    At Pittsburgh, who beat them last night.

  • Phillies: 80 wins (7-5 for 87)
    At Atlanta. Go Braves (Yeah, that hurts to type!)

  • Florida: 79 wins (8-4 for 87)
    At the Mets. They're not dead yet!


    As a sign of optimism, the team has finally seen fit to mail out post-season ticket invoices.

    Hey Tony, the check's in the mail. Honest!


    • On the playoff ticket invoices - the Nats organization (by far the worst in all of baseball), hasn't e-mailed me my invoice yet. So I called, mostly curious to see how long the wait would be before a human answered. Miraculously, it only took three minutes after the AVR answered. The person that answered was curt, bordering on rude. Didn't identify himself, looong pauses of quiet. Sure, part of this was because I was pretty matter-of-fact with him. He did say that my two 400-level $15/game tickets ($2,430/81 games) were $1,849 for the 11 playoff games.

      That made me laugh.

      By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9/20/2005 12:05 PM  

    • You got someone on the phone? Impressive. You must have the top secret phone number! :)

      At any rate, to defend the team, the post-season prices, especially for the WS are set by major league baseball.

      I think MLB has input on the first two rounds as well.

      By Blogger Chris Needham, at 9/20/2005 12:08 PM  

    • Yeah, it's bc we're not eliminated from winning the division, HA!

      Just imagine the nightmare it would be on their end if the Braves all contracted ebola, or something like that.

      So, it's
      1 potential play-off game
      3 potential division series (as division champs)
      4 potential LCS (if we win the division)
      3 potential WS games.

      = one overly-large bill.

      By Blogger Chris Needham, at 9/20/2005 12:53 PM  

    • Got the e-mail today, looked at the invoice on-line. Actual invoice is $1,760 (avg $40 per seat per game), + $89 in service charges. (Rant about service charges stifled.) I can certainly understand that the pricing is set by outside forces; although in this case, the outside forces own the team. I'm just trying to imagine the pricing on the $90 seats - if those went up the same rate, those tickets would average $243.

      I know, I know, no one is forcing me to pay these prices. I'll just join you in your laughter while the team attempts to get even more money from the fans.

      By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9/21/2005 11:19 AM  

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